The National Democratic Congress has stated that the current disturbance in the Volta region by secessionist groups is a clear indication of the leadership failure of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Condemning the attacks in the region by secessionist groups, the opposition party said the loud silence of the President is worrying and raises suspicion among citizens in the region.
A statement signed by the National Chairman of the party, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, stated that the party hopes the disturbances in the region is not a ploy by the government to create fear and suppress votes in the upcoming December elections in the region which happens to be the stronghold of the NDC.
“The NDC is alarmed by the significant deterioration of the National Security situation despite earlier threats and clear warning signals. The reported attacks on the sovereignty of Ghana as occurred on the 25th and 29th of September 2020 are a clear indication of the failure of the Government under President Nana Akufo Addo and the National Security Council which he Chairs.
“While property has been destroyed and lives lost, the people of Ghana are yet to hear a comment by the President condemning these acts of treason and lawlessness, let alone consoling the victims, and taking urgent action as appropriate to restore law and order. This is what Ghanaians expect from their President who incidentally is the chairman of ECOWAS.”
A group of persons believed to be members of Western Togoland separatist movement Monday down attacked the State Transport Corporation (STC) in the Volta regional capital of Ho.
In this latest attack allegedly carried out by the group which follows an earlier attack on some state institutions and police stations including mounting of roadblocks on Friday 25th September 2020, some drivers in the yard were beaten while two vehicles belonging to the company were set ablaze.
The vehicles including a 14-seater bus with registration number, GG-4054-19 was burnt totally while the second one GG-1737-19 had parts of it burnt.
Former President John Mahama has served notice to the Western Togoland movement that the rest of the country will not sit aloof and watch them divide the country.
According to the NDC flagbearer, the beauty of Ghana is the harmony with which its citizens have cohabited among themselves over the years.
“Just a few days ago some unknown persons came to block roads claiming that Volta region is theirs so they want their independence. Ghana’s land belongs to Ghana, Ghana is a sovereign republic and nobody can claim a part of Ghana. When Rawlings built Ghana, we were all part.
“All of us come together to make Ghana so we cannot sit aloof and watch some people take Ghana. If it’s so, then everyone will trace their history and come for a part of their share which will not be a good thing. What brings us together is the fact that we are all Ghanaians,” Mahama noted while addressing a gathering in the Bono region where he is currently campaigning.